Labor Department Fines Warehouse for Child Labor Violations

The company had minors working in hazardous conditions according to child labor laws.

The Department of Labor has issued a fine against a Kentucky warehouse for violating child labor laws. The Wage and Hour Division launched an investigation into WIN.IT America Inc. a few months ago and discovered that the company employed an 11-year-old and a 13-year-old. 

The company employed one of the minors as a forklift operator and the other as an order picker at its distribution facility, both occupations are designated as hazardous according to their ages. The department fined the company $30,000 for the violations.

“Businesses must comply with the federal child labor regulations,” Labor Department regional solicitor Tremelle Howard stated. “Federal law ensures young workers can benefit by gaining valuable work experience without endangering their safety or hampering their education.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Labor Department officials as they seek to protect underage workers from harm.
  • For Acting Secretary Julie Su as she heads the Department of Labor.
  • For companies who employ minors to comply with child labor laws.

Sources: The Hill, Safety News Alert


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